In a candid interview, Giuliana Rancic says that although she’s beaten breast cancer, her baby plans with hubby, reality TV star Bill Rancic, are currently on hold.
“I’ve had to put my health before my baby dream,” Giuliana says in the new issue of Life & Style. “My cancer diagnosis added another layer to it that we didn’t see coming.”
Giuliana was diagnosed with breast cancer last September, just as she was about to undergo a third round of in vitro fertilization. While her double-mastectomy surgery was a success, doctors warn that IVF – which temporarily raises estrogen levels – can stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells. Because of this, many oncologists recommend women to be cancer-free for five years before trying to get pregnant.
While Giuliana admits, “Putting my baby dream on hold was devastating,” she’s not giving up. “Whether you adopt or use a surrogate or have a child naturally, all that matters is you have a child, so we’re open to everything,” she says. “We know that we’ll definitely have children one day.”
“We’re just taking it day by day,” Giuliana continues. “The most important thing is to focus on my health.”
One of Style Network’s most-anticipated reality series Giuliana & Bill season five will premiere today, April 3 at 8pm ET/PT! Immediately following the premiere, Giuliana & Bill will be hosting a live video chat with their fans at 9pm ET/PT on Mystyle.com.